An exhibition of some of the finds from one of the largest archaeological sites ever dug in London has gone on display in the Museum of London.

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In 1975, the site of the General Post Office next to St Paul’s tube station was excavated, and revealed objects spanning a 3,000 year period, from the Bronze Age to the 20th century.

A small number of these objects are now on display in the small temporary exhibition area next to the main entrance to the museum.

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In addition to the exhibition, every weekday from tomorrow (12th Sept) visitors will be able to handle a selection of objects from the archeology site and help to archive pieces of animal bone into the museum’s collection.

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Some of the objects in the glass cases range from the only twisted clay tobacco pipe to have been excavated in London, popular in Victorian times, to an 1,800-year-old dog skull, and a 19th/20th century ceramic fragment with General Post Office branding.

The exhibition run until January 2017.

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The Museum of London will also be offering free 45-minute walks to notable excavation sites around Newgate Street, every weekday at 1:30pm until the end of October.

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